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Word “dinosaur” first used in 1842

Fact - Word “dinosaur” was first used in 1842 by Sir Richard Owen.
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The term “dinosaur” was coined by palaeontologist Sir Richard Owen in 1842. It was derived from Greek word for “terrible” (deinos) and “lizard” (sauros).
Sir Richard was a strong opponent of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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